Bail for Immigration Detainees have today submitted their response to the Government's to the Ministry of Justice consultation 'Human Rights Act Reform: A Modern Bill of Rights'.
BID's view is that the governments proposals for reforming the Human Rights Act are incoherent, unnecessary, and would have the consequence of diminishing human rights protection in the UK. The proposed amendments will only increase litigation costs and deter genuine claims, while reducing the accountability of public bodies.
BID is powered by an incredible community of supporters, volunteers and pro bono counsel without whom our work would not be possible. We are immensely grateful to its team of pro bono counsel who drafted these submissions: Laura Dubinsky and Michael Spencer of Doughty Street Chambers, and Eleanor Mitchell of Matrix Chambers.